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Dallas Cowboys DL David Irving suspended indefinitely by NFL

Dallas Cowboys DL David Irving suspended indefinitely by NFL

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March 1 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was suspended indefinitely after violating the league's substance abuse policy, the NFL announced Friday. Sources told ESPN that the NFL was evaluating Irving for a potential suspension Tuesday. Irving's ban comes two days after the league suspended teammate Randy Gregory for also violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Irving was an impending free agent. Sources told the NFL Network that the Cowboys had no intention of re-signing the defensive lineman. It is the third suspension of Irving's career. The 25-year-old defender was banned for the first four games of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Irving played in only two games last season due to his suspension and ankle problems. He tallied four tackles and one sack. The Kansas C...
Redskins on top of NFC East after narrow win over Cowboys

Redskins on top of NFC East after narrow win over Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys' chance to end their road woes clanged off the left upright and fell away as time expired. Kicker Brett Maher missed a 52-yard field goal on the final play and Washington held on to a 20-17 victory over Dallas on Sunday at FedEx Field. Maher first lined up for a 47-yard attempt, but Washington jumped across the line of scrimmage and the officials called a snap infraction on Cowboys' deep snapper L.P. Ladouceur. The call against Ladouceur will be one of many things Dallas coaches, players and fans revisit after the Cowboys (3-4) fell to 0-4 on the road this season. Dallas was trying to erase a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Dak Prescott ran one yard for a touchdown to cut the Redskins' lead to three points. His TD capped a 12-play, 74-yard driv...
Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

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Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has been seeking more medical options to resolve the repeated stingers he has suffered in practice. Frederick met with a spine specialist prior to the Cowboys' preseason game over the weekend to determine if rest is the best course of treatment, the Dallas Morning News reported. One option that has not been ruled out, sources told the newspaper, is surgery. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, expressed hope that rest will allow Frederick's nerve irritation to subside. Frederick had contacted neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to make sure he was not dealing with a more severe injury. The four-time Pro Bowl center told ESPN that Watkins confirmed there were no additional issues and that ...
Reports: Cowboys restructure TE Witten's contract

Reports: Cowboys restructure TE Witten's contract

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The Dallas Cowboys restructured veteran tight end Jason Witten's contract, multiple media outlets reported Saturday. The agreement is expected to free up $ 3.5 million in salary cap space for the team. Dallas also restructured the contract of center Travis Frederick. The moves will save $ 10.5 million in cap space. Witten, who turns 36 in May, earned his 11th Pro Bowl selection in 2017 after hauling in 63 catches for 560 yards and five touchdowns. The franchise's all-time leader with 12,448 receiving yards, Witten has spent his entire career with the Cowboys, amassing 1,152 receptions in 239 games over 15 seasons. Witten is fourth on the NFL's career list for catches and ranks second among tight ends, behind only Tony Gonzalez (1,325).Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will appeal six-game suspension

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will appeal six-game suspension

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OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will appeal a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy because of alleged domestic violence against a former girlfriend in July of 2016. Elliott, who was not arrested nor charged in the case, continues to maintain his innocence. The Columbus city prosecutor said he didn't believe that he could make a case because of conflicting and inconsistent information. Elliott will try to discredit Tiffany Thompson in the appeal process by highlighting, her threats to "ruin his career," including one that was racially based, according to sources. The NFL announced Elliott's suspension Friday, saying it has photo and digital evidence supporting a finding "that (Elliott) engaged in physical violence against Ms. T...